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Thursday, June 30, 2011
If your children are driving you crazy because school is out and they've got nothing going on, max them out with Hillsborough County’s Summer Camp.
If your children are bored and driving you crazy now that school is out, they can max out their summer by attending Hillsborough County’s 2011 Max Out Summer Camp. The second session of the Max Out Summer Camp runs July 18 through Aug. 19, and offers arts and crafts, games, sports, supervised playground program, and more at 33 locations for ages 5-15. The Camp is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Cost of the second session is only $240, and discounts are available based on income. To be considered for program discounts, applications must include the first page of the 1040 federal income tax form for 2010. For more information, contact the recreation center your child will be attending, or call the Parks, Recreation and …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A band of kids spreading their wings? Maybe Peter Pan and his Lost Boys were on to something.
A child’s life is full of firsts. My son, who turns 10 this summer, is approaching one of these milestones: his first sleep-away camp. For the occasion, I have chosen Camp Wewa, a YMCA camp in Apopka, near Orlando. My nephew says being there is like being one of the Lost Boys from "Peter Pan." That was the clincher for me; I signed my son up the next day. That is pretty much my perfect image of what summer camp should be — running around and having fun, in a band of other kids without any overbearing adult in sight. I know there will be excellent supervision at this camp, but I also know that the CITs and counselors will be youngsters themselves, and there will be a lot of freedom for my son. And I am happy about that. This is how they put…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida have partnered with the Museum of Science and Industry to teach girls more than just outdoor skills.
This summer, Girl Scouts are no longer just camping and selling cookies. The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will receive high-level computer training at MOSI this summer under a program titled "Creating With Computers," a curriculum designed to give young scouts tools going forward in their lives. "The girls have an opportunity to work with some great software and learn how to write codes that will allow them to use a computer creatively," said Shari Money, director of programs and collaborations for the scouts. "Some of our focuses have become science, technology, engineering and math because we want to expose them to different career opportunities." With lessons on software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, topics such as Web…
Friday, June 10, 2011
While art programs may be dwindling in public schools, the Tampa Museum of Art will be attempting to provide a creative spark through summer camps.
Over the span of six weeks, the Tampa Museum of Art will attempt to inspire the artistic side of Tampa youngsters with its Summer Art Camp program. The camp will be broken down into age groups and teach disciplines ranging from drawing, painting, sculpting and comic book illustration. The camp is a good opportunity for young artist to spread their wings in a day and age of withering arts programs in school. "Most schools have at least one art teacher still so I think we're more of a supplement to what those teachers are doing," summer art camp director Dawn Johnson said. "We do an exhibition of the kids art work before they take it home and people really like it. The reaction to our camps has been very good which has led to a lot of return…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lowry Park Zoo will offer kids in grades K-8 the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how the zoo works with Zoo School.
Whether it's a daily animal encounter, a hike through the zoo or talking with a zookeeper, kids who choose to particpate in Lowry Park's Zoo School will see up close what life at the zoo is like. The Zoo School is a program that was developed to allow zoo personnel an outlet to communicate with kids in the local area and show them animals they wouldn't otherwise encounter. "Because we're located in the center of Tampa we are very reliant on the community to be a part of what we do," Lowry Park's Education Coordinator Andrea Schuch said. "When people see that we do so much with the kids and that they aren't just being baby sat for a few hours they feel good about the kids getting involved at the zoo." Among the activities that zoo school …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Register this week for some local summer-camp options for all ages.
Patch Picks highlight editor and reader favorites of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. Some of these are in our coverage area, and some are nearby. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids’ party places, parks and more. Want to suggest a list? Submit your idea in the comment box. Register your child for some local summer-camp options. Here are details: